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>>> tonight on "worldfus" -- >> as wraps up his visit to asia, prident obama talks toughabout north korea's nuclear program and issues new warning to iran. >>> in ghanistan, presint karzai is ingurated for a second term. will he makegood on hipromise to root t rampant corption? >>>n our signature stoy, we take you to dided town on the west ba where america settlers say they feel under attack. thpalestinians say they are rced to do witut. >>> and throughout europe toda the talk is all about the world p and a missed ca that h ance celebring and ireland outrag. and the peter g. pet >> from the world's leadg reports and analysts, here's at's happening from around t world. this is orldfocus." major supporhas been provided by rosalind p. walter and the peter g.eterson foundation, dicated to promoting fiscalesponsibility and addressing keyconomic chalnges facing america's future. and addition funding is ovided by the following supporters -- >>> hello and od evening. i'm dalj dhaliwal in new york. presidt obama had a tough new message today foroth north korea and iran, tling them to
looks like obama, sam complexion, same attitude. it was fun. -- same complexion, same attitude. it was fun. i am sorry that richard and not live long enough to see this. we knew it would happen. tavis: first question, that sketch was part of a show on nbc that richard on a state with four episodes. after the fourth episode, he walked. >> we had a special for five. tavis: why was he not happy about that? >> it was a lot of pressure on richard, and he was doing drugs and he was like him then, cornered. the creativity part of it was fun, but the pressure of being funny and being brilliant, that is a lot of pressure. tavis: he felt trapped? >> i am glad that you know, it was richard, it was not nbc. the suits, they love this. they are like vampires before richard came around. now they could get up and suck the blood. they made all the decisions, you can say this and that. they had a life. they could reap their power. there were loving every bit of it. if it was up to the executive producers and the people of nbc, richard would be on the air right now. tavis: how first. it was richa
report." fox news talks with president obama. here are a few of the headlines you will hear tonight the president says americans could lose confidence in the economy and have a double din recession and says they will mott make the deadline for closing guantanomo bay detention facility but says it will be closed sometime next year with cooperation and says america does not have the kind of partner we would like in afghanistan and insists building new settlements does not contribute to israel's security. here is senior white house correspondent major garrett's interview with the president in china. >> mr. president, the fox news channel is happy to see you. >> good to see you. on behalf of the news channel, let me wish you, sasha, michelle and malia, a joyous holiday 2009 season. >> to the fox family, let me say the same. >> you have a job summit next month. you want a jobs bill in 2010. will it raise the deficit or will you demand that it be deficit neutral? >> our first job was to get the economy to recover, and we're now seeing that. we have seen economic growth. we anticipate econ
to fall. >> president obama and the south korean president have urged north korea to return to international nuclear negotiations, and return for substantial economic aid. following talks in the south korean capital, mr. obama says the u.s. was ready to support the north if it ended its nuclear weapons program. >> music to a visiting presidents years. after the foreign policy challenges elsewhere on this tour of asia, south korea, the final stop, offered mr. obama a warm welcome and an easy ride. the message was clear. two longstanding allies united against a north korean nuclear threat. ith both leaders expressing restoration that years of disarmament talks have so far come to nothing. >> the thing i want to emphasize is that president lee and i both agreed on the need to break the pattern thahas existed in the past. in which north korea the haines and a provocative fashion -- behaves in a provocative fashion, is than willing to return to talks, and then leaves the talks seeking further concessions and there is never actually any progressn the core issues. >> can this isola
to sign on but president obama told major garrett that language doesn't strike the proper balance between a woman's right to choose and the federal funding fire wall. >> not yet. >> still, abortion is just one of the senate bill's many targets. union workers who traded pay raises for generous healthcare benefits for themselves and families could face a tax on the portion of family plans that exceed $23,000 in val iewvment the senate bill includes a tax on elective surgery, the so-called botox tax, the target of doctors who make that their specialty. medicare tax would rise for people making more than $250,000 a year from one and a half to 2% in the senate bill. the group americans for tax reform complains the bill uses the word tax 183 times. that's not surprising. the bill is more than 2,000 pages long and already being used as a prop by critics just as the house bill was. long, some democrats say, doesn't necessarily mean lousy. >> when it comes to the size of legislation, it was the bank bailout bill that the last president proposed. it was only three pages long. there is a work of wis
that it's time for a fresh start. >> well, the obama economic team doesn't understand the urgency of now. that's how i see it, because none have ever had to meet payroll. there are no excuses. now that wall street has been given the farm and all the minerals to go with it, when does the clock strike 12:00 for these folks? i agree it's starting to reflect on the president. president obama has stuck with geithner. good loyalty. but the president and his party are going to be judged on job numbers that aren't good. there is no denying that geithner has failed to deliver on that front. he claims to have saved the economy from a complete collapse. no, the taxpayers saved the economy from complete collapse. we went along with all of this. geithner basically saved aig. i don't think the democrats are willing to lose the majority over the ineptitude of the treasury secretary. how many congressman in the house do you think would go along with geithner's remove natural >> when you mention geithner or larry summers, there is -- there are boos and cries of derision. i think there's a growing consens
at home and abroad, to govern the country. it's a serious challenge for president obama, who soon has to decide whether to send tens of thousands of extra troops to combat the taliban. partly on whether he can trust karzai. many agree it will take more than just military might to meet those goals requiring karzai to live up his promises of boosting his own security forces and provide a table government. jeremy, vinita? >>> attorney general eric holder is taking heat from congress to try top terror suspects in new york city. republican senators argued a civilian trial would give suspected 9/11 mastermind khalid shaikh mohammad and others a world stage for propaganda. they said a civilian jury could acquit him. holder says that will not happen. >>> the senate has finally released a version of the health care reform bill. the total cost, $849 billion over 10 years. senate democrats claim it would cut the deficit by $127 billion. they promise coverage to 94% of americans. democrats say they will raise money for the plan through higher payroll taxes for the rich and taxes on cosmetic
obama called the new health care reform bill a critical milestone. >> tonight begins the last journey we have been on. >> reporter: they claim it will cut the deficit by 127 billion over that period. while ensewering coverage for 94% of americans. >> it's simple sign. it's like this -- it's victory and that's what we're going to have with health care. >> reporter: reid gathered democrats to discuss the bill. >> we're going to get it over the finish line because failure is not an option. >> reporter: health care reform dead on arrival that declared. >> will bankrupt this country. >> reporter: asked how he squared a promise to strengthen medicare with cutting the program, reid was philosophically. >> you get rid of that, it strengthens the program. >> reporter: it includes an optional public health care plan allowing states to opt out. it's paid for a medicare payroll tax on those enearning over $250,000 and those on pricey health care plans. >>> after the president's trip, the president left south korea with part of his agenda accomplished. while he made headway on north korea nuclear wea
bill o'reilly. rough month for president obama. while he had difficulty trying to convince the chinese government to act civilized, nothing he faces when he returns home tomorrow. ft. hood and afghanistan and health care all put the president on the defensive. his approval rating has dropped below 50% for the first time. but he is a shrewd guy. he made himself available while in asia. >> will you sign legislation on health care that includes the stew pact language? >> i thank you is a balance to be achieved that is consistent with the amendment, what existed before we reformed health care. i believe in the basic idea that federal dollars should not pay for abortions. but i also think we should not restrict women's choices. >> does the language strike that balance? >> not yet. bill: the president wants it both ways. he knows forcing pro-life taxpayers to fund abortion is wrong, but he falls back on the liberal line that women should have the choice to give birth. that has nothing to do with other people paying for the birth or the termination of a pregnancy. it does not compel american
. good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm jeremy hubbard. >> i'm vinita nair. >>> as president obama returns from asia today there is an important development on capitol hill. >> the senate version of health care reform has finally been made public. now let the debate begin. john hendren has the details from washington. good morning to you, john. >> reporter: good morning, jeremy and vinita. after weeks of negotiations, senate democratic leaders unveiled their health care reform plan. they'll have to corral every supporter to get it to the president's desk. president obama called senate democrats' new health care reform bill a critical milestone. >> tonight begins the last leg of this journey that we've been on now for some time. >> reporter: the total cost is pegged at $849 billion over 10 years. they claim it would cut the deficit by $127 billion over that period. while ensuring coverage for 94% of americans, including 31 million people who now have no coverage. >> and there's one sign that i think not only defines this moment, but also is going to define what's going to happen in
are trying to block the measure. >>> president obama is back on his way to the white house. he thanks troops for their service. before that, he met with the south korean president. they're trying to get north korea to get rid of their nuclear weapons. >>> hamid karzai will be inaugurated for a second term today. hillary clinton is in afghanistan to show u.s. support. hamid karzai it is under pressure to clean up his act. mrs. clinton warned in the future aid depends on his performance. it is also a factor in whether president obama will boost troop levels there. >>> new details about the upcoming pentagon review. robert gates is expected to announce today that his chosen a former senior defense official to head the probe. that is the word this morning. gates once a short-term report filed by a longer, more extensive study. >>> a virginia hunter is facing charges after he fired at college students he mistook for deer. jessica goode shot in the chest and killed. another was shot in the hand. they were collecting frogs for a biology class. jason faces three charges including manslaughter. he is
. is geithner part of the problem or solution? >>> plus, after eight days in asia, president obama's due back at the white house this hour, where he will be greeted by a new challenge from iran. mahmoud ahmadinejad's still refuses to come clean about iran's nuclear program. >> we have begun discussions with our international partners about the importance of having consequences. >>> and is it a sign of the times when an old man with an oxygen tank feels he has no other choice than to try to rob a bank? all of that and more this hour only on msnbc. good afternoon, i'm tamron hall, live in new york. >> i'm david shuster, live in washington. and in "the big picture" this hour, health care reform legislation is now on track for a dramatic procedural vote in the u.s. senate. today majority leader harry reid began a process that will culminate on saturday with senators deciding whether to let the legislation continue to debate. reid and his leadership colleagues, who led a rally this afternoon on capitol hill, are not certain they have the 60 votes they need for this early test but their confidence
out for a while and here it is. this is it! barack obama has told us he is a believer in the concept of the redistribution of wealth during the campaign, but nobody listened. >> it's not that i want to punish you but i want everyone that is behind you has the chance for success. when you spread the wealth around, it's good for us. glenn: show me where that is good because it has never worked anywhere in the world. he says they're not marxist, but they are looking for something bigger. bigger than this? according to the c.b.o. director, douglas elm dove, "i concluded that the fiscal policy is on an unsustainable path that cannot be solved by minor tinkering." i'm going to blow your mind by the end of the hour. it cannot be solved. it is unsustainable. this is going to make things much, much worse. well, he just said it couldn't be solved by minor tinkering. well, it is not minor tinkering coming your way. this is a massive change. remember, none of the people that are advising the president or helping write these bills -- i can't think of anybody that might be helping writing this bil
obama is going to sign a new executive order within a week. why worry about the congress? let's just pass an executive order! constitutions, constitution. this one is going to improve transparency just like that website did. try not to laugh. it's going to improve transparency and, quote, encourage people to play it straight. i'd like to give a shoutout to sanity right now. that ought to solve it. i wonder if we could get the union workers in there to help with that. his actions show that he is not worried about the deficit. his actions show that he is spending recklessly, but when he's spending recklessly, at the same time he comes out and says this -- >> if we keep on adding to the debt, even in the midst of this recovery, that at some point people could lose confidence in the u.s. economy in a way that could actually lead to a double-dip recession. glenn: seriously, do you think those light bars -- if i brought a rope tomorrow, coy hang myself? would that hold the weight of my body? i can't take it anymore. at some point in the future some people might lose confidence in the gover
. for that not to have been condemned by barack obama i thought was a shame. sean: why not bring up reverend wright? "g.d. america"? he sat in that church for 20 years. it still amazes me that that was not a bigger issue in the campaign. >> it should of been a bigger issue because i think it was indicative of some of the "tolerance" of the candidate in terms of hearing a message and being fed things that are not good for our country. sean: is the president more radical than he let on? do you think the president is radical? >> i will not hesitate that his associates have been extremely radical. we've seen that in some of the appointments that he has made. again, i think it is unfair to the electorate for a candidate or a campaign to hesitate in calling someone out on what the record really represents. greta: governor palin drew huge crowds during the campaign and guess what, she is doing it again. people are lining up to see the governor. our record producer is in michigan, where governor palin launched her book tour today. >> we are on location in grand rapids, where thousands of people as early as 9:0
to 31 million more americans that do not currently have health insurance. >>> president obama is on his way back to the white house. his final stop was in south korea. he visited troops and thanked them for their service. he met with south korean president and they declared new steps in getting north korea to abandon its nuclear weapons. they fail to reach an agreement on a free-trade deal. >>> hami karzai is promising to end corruption. hillary clinton was there for the ceremony to show u.s. support. he is under international pressure to shed the cronyism that marked his first term. no word on if it will factor into president obama's susan on whether to boost troop levels there. >>> new details of the circumstances surrounding the fort hood shooting. robert gates is expected to announce he has chosen a former senior defense official to head the probe. he wants a quick, short-term report fall bought a longer, more extensive study. >>> a hunter ifacing charges after he fired at college students he mistook for deer. jessica goode was shot in the chest and killed. regis boudinot shot in th
% of americans surveyed disapprove of the way president obama is handling health care reform and when it comes to the version of health care reform that passed in the house of representatives, look at that just 35% of voters approve of it. mike viqueira joins us now, polls, strong words from boehner, but in the end, harry reed is not certain he has the votes to bring this to a debate where does this really stand in your perspective? >> i tell you it is really amazing, saturday around here is going to be a nail biter like you very seldom have seen. you know the story, need 60 of 00 senators get this thing, even on the floor to start the debate about health care reform in the senate, tamron if they get that 60 it is called cloture or a motion to proceed. they will take another month, up until christmas, all likelihood to dewait this thing and we can expect republicans to throw up every procedural roadblock in the book they possibly can. they think the politics -- right on the politics of this. they think they are right on the policy of this. there was a gastronomic theme among republican leaders
>>> this morning on "early today," nuclear punishment. president obama wraps up his asia tour with tough talk of sanctions against iran and in north korea. >>> rogue run-in. crowds flock to former governor's sarah palin first book sign sfwloingsigning. governor's sarah palin first book sign sfwloingsigning. >>> and blinding by the light. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. i'm list theen that brown. today we begin with a spotlight on security. president obama stopped in south korea and turned his attention to trade and threats of nuclear proliferation. from north korea's atomic testing to iran's defines, president obama offered tough talk on the issues. chuck todd is traveling with the president and has the latest from the south korean capital. chuck? >> reporter: good morning from s seoul. this was easily the warmest welcome he received of any during this seven-day swing. the south koreans literally rolled out the red carpet. they discussed a couple of topics, namely, trade, as well as the north korean nuclear mission. president obama ann
president obama's asia trip, and jeffrey brown assesses the eight-day, four-nation tour. judy woodruff updates the fort hood massacre as defense secretary gates calls for a military-wide review. >> it's really focussed more on where we are today and looking ahead, what can we do to prevent something like this from happening again. >> lehrer: and at the end of the program, jeffrey brown comes back with a profile of a chinese american pipa player. >> i'm in new york's chinatown where we'll talk to a musician finding a new place in the modern world for an ancient instrument. major funding for the newshour with jim lehrer is provided by: >> what the world needs now is energy. the energy to get the economy humming again. the energy to tackle challenges like climate change. what if that energy came from an energy company? everyday, chevron invests $62 million in people, in ideas-- seeking, teaching, building. fueling growth around the world to move us all ahead. this is the power of human energy. chevron. monsanto. producing more. conserving more. improving farmers' lives. that's sustainable
to harry reid. we will keep you posted. trace: meantime, president obama's approval rating slipping below 50% for the first time, according to the quinnipiac poll. 40 -- 42% of respondents say they disapprove. this is not statistically different from the president's approval rating of 56%, but critics say that in politics, symbols matter, and this is not a good symbol. we will also have a brand new fox news opinion dynamics polls. much more of those coming up on "the live desk." now to the controversy over applied 9/11 terror suspects coming to new york city for federal trial. attorney general eric holder testifying before the senate judiciary committee, saying khalid sheikh mohammed will be tried, convicted, and executed. adding that "failure is not an option." president obama making similar comments overseas, suggesting ksm will be convicted, but he later backtracked on those comments. some argue that the defense will say that their client is not getting a fair trial. catherine herridge is with us. >> we spoke with a former jag officer who oversaw the detainee program and said that thes
that could shape the future of american forces. >>> president obama make a promise of his own to afghan's neighbor, iran. >>> here at home, just week from finneying her take, a local college student is killed and police say it was because of a hunter's mistake. fox 5 morning news continues right now. >>> it is november 19th. there is a live look at 395 at the pentagon. traffic is moving there but the roads are wet this morning. >> i'm gurvir dhindsa. >> i'm a steve chenevey. >> thank you for being along with us this morning. we'll found out more about the wetness factor out there. we've get wet roads. fog across the area. a lot of moisture to deal with this morning. let's take a look at hd radar. we'll start there. we are seeing main highlight shower activity. there are a couple of spots of heavy rain well off to the west across winchester right now. we are seeing that. but the rest of area most of the rest of the area is not seeing rain at this hour. it is more mist, some drizzle and the fog but the areas in green you see out to the west are getting some rainfall. that will be the kin
del presidente obama la que mostró giovanni en su blog, donde se dice que para que haya una relación importante de estados unidos y cuba, el gobierno cubano debe dar pasos de buena voluntad, qué e selección tienen la sociedad emergente civil cubana obama responde al considerar cuál decisión de política pública es importante tomar diversos voces has hablamos con individuos dentro y fuera del curso, giovanni dijo que estaba agradecida que el mr presidente obama con tes tara st sustebpíssmnkph@áánoticiero uni cuba nos lanza en la cara para amenazarlos >>> expertos cubanos dicen la importancia de este tema escrito >>> establece la posición de es administración que no es distinta la de clinton y castro, que están dispuestos a negociar, para o ffrecer concesiones real a estados unidos. >>> giovanni también le envió 7 preguntas al gobernante cubano raúl castro pero no han recibido respuesta. y mientras las preguntas de la blogera giovanni, en washington el congreso debate la posibilidad de cambiar las restricciones que ahora mismo existe para viajar a cuba. >>> se trata de pe
in the ongoing debate over the government's new guidelines for breast cancer screening. the obama administration is distancing itself from these recommendations insisting that it is not imposing them on either doctors or insurance companies ps. we'll tell you exactly what they're saying this morning and what it this means for you if you still would like to start getting mammograms at the age of 40. >>> this is also a health related story like to got toe movies, like to have some popcorn, maybe a soda? any idea how many calories are solved? >> if i add butter, i don't even want to think about it. >> we'll tell you why you really, really, really don't want to think about in just a little bit. >>> but first this morning, the senate is finally ready to take up sweeping health care legislation. senate democrats say their proposal released last night would cost $849 billion over ten years, cutting the deficit while making sure that 94% of americans have health insurance. cbs news congressional correspondent nancy cordes is on capitol hill this morning with the latest. good morning, nancy. >> reporter:
loads of researchers up there. some in obama's camp, some the media to find what they could find, any kind of dirt. thy -- thought they were find out i had a d in a macro economics course 20 years ago in college. that's how naive i was in terms of anticipating that was going to be the big skeleton in the closet president sean: what was the worst? was it letterman? >> two, one in the campaign, my personal emails being hacked and broadcast around the world. that was devastating because i knew some of the personal conversations i had and i didn't know what was going to be out there. the hacker admitted he was looking for something to re -- derail or destroy the mccain campaign. that caused a lot of disruption and distrust within the campaign that was unfortunate. but the most devastating thing to me was the things that would affect the kids. the attacks on trig, which blows me away that anybody could be that cruel that he shouldn't have been aroud to -- allowed to be born. sean: or that he wasn't your child, he was really bristol's child. >> yeah. sean: i was in the store this week and s
obama announced the creation of the high-value interrogation group. this could be make -- this would be made up of law enforcement agencies and this would be housed at the fbi. this would be overseen by the national security council. can you describe the role that the fbi will be playing in this effort? . playing in this effort and the type of oversight that will be placed on interrogation? >> well, what we've come to call the hig is an effort to gather people in anticipation of the acquisition of the capture of high-value detainees, to have a group of people who are steeped in who these people are, who have determined how we can successfully interrogate them, using methods consistent with our values as an american nation, the fbi will play a part of -- play a part in there, along with members of the intelligence community in acquiring this information and in also devising interrogation techniques that will be effective with regard to the specific person that is in front of them. there will be a team of people for each of those high value -- potential high value detainees. >> when co
to the ft. hood massacre. also today, a senate panel questioning what went wrong. >>> and president obama thanks american troops in south korea before heading home from his eight-day asia trip. he is on his way home now. what he consulted in china on human rights issue. and hamid karzai sworn in for a second term. saying he must do more two clean up afghan government corruption, hillary clinton says. and she is hart ended by president karzai's pledge to let afghan forces take control of their own war within five years. >>> and here in ft. wayne, indiana more crowds today for sarah palin. one thing she doesn't to talk about is john mccain's strong defense last night of his former aide, whom palin, of course, targeted in her book. >> john mccain came out swinging tonight, saying that he agrees with this whole -- are you saddened by that? >> i have great respect for john mccain, but i'm thankful that i had the opportunity to write truth in the book. >> and we've just received the itinerary for the second part of her palin "going rogue" road show, and that will include a stop in ft. hood. and
better off had this report not come out? >> probably, and a lot of people in the obama administration are wishing it never came out. what happened was some guy in the national cancer institute was supposed to indicate this to the national institutes of health, which would have communicated it to hhs and didn't do it in a timely way and it took the administration by surprise, when it shouldn't have. >> i'm thinking of that old phrase, don't be so helpful. >> this is about the worst thing. somewhere some of the health reform plans, this obscure agency will have the par to decide what does and doesn't go into insurance plans and that's a big deal. and so -- what i think is going to come of this is nothing's going to exchange with respect to mammograms but this obscure agency will not have its meetings in secret and coming out suddenly with recommendations. >> i agree. >> they will start having public meetings. this panel did not even have a breast cancer expert on it. yet they had three representatives from the insurance industry on it. what's going on here is this this should have been
obama on afghanistan, jobs, and even his weight. >>> double duty. what happened when a single mom, a soldier, refused to go to war? >>> palin country. where people camped out overnight to get her new book. and what sarah palin is now saying about 2012. >>> and easy rider. a motorcycle for a green generation. a motorcycle for a green generation. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. i'm ann curry, in for brian williams tonight. he'll be back tomorrow. and we begin with a sudden and surprising development in a story we've been bringing you this week. the latest government guidelines on when women should start getting mammograms to detect breast cancer. two days after an independent panel recommended that regular mammograms begin not at age 40 but at age 50, the secretary of health and human services said women should still consider getting mammograms at age 40. we have an interview with secretary sebelius in just a moment. but first, nbc's chief medical editor, dr. nancy snyderman, sorts through the confusion. >> reporter: they're
government. president obama headed back to washington. his last stop this morning, south korea, where he met with the country's president. among the issue, north korea's nuclear program and iran. our major garrett is traveling with the president. >> an elaborate welcoming ceremony for president obama at the blue house, south korea's version of the white house. south korean soldiers performed an all-variety of military garb. the president said it was the best welcoming ceremony he's seen in his tour of asia. then it was a sit-down meeting with the president myung-bak lee. before ithe president announceds sending one of his top diplomats to go to pyongyang to meet with the north koreans on december 8. in addition, two leaders talked about iran. the president said he is hopeful iran will take measures in the veneer future to abandon its fear of pursuit of nuclear weapons. and if he doesn't, the president said the international community may step up to the plate. >> we have begun discussions with our international partners about the importance of having consequences, that the duel track approach
, you can't blame this on the obama administration. the data does not support routine screening in low risk women between 40 and 50. i want to correct one thing. the over 50 is one or two years and they were clear about that in the guidelines, based on your own risk level. alisyn: dr. vliet, were people somehow getting hurt by getting annual mammograms starting at 40, and if not, why the change? >> no, i do not think women were being hurt. in fact, we were picking up breast cancers in younger women. the preventive services task force was clear that while they said it was not about cost, they mentioned cost three times in the report. number one, and number two, they admitted that screening in younger women between 40 and 50 saved lives. for those of us treating patients, that's our concern, plus, we are seeing increasing breast cancers in younger women and we are being more aggressive. alisyn: so it saves lives in 40-something young women, why the change? >> well, the change is not based on new medical data. it was based on combining cost effective data in the computer modeling to reeva
on for some time. the american people, president obama had asked us for health insurance reform. >> the first test will come by the end of the week. a key vote will acquire 60 senators to vote yes. >>> the health and human services secretary says women should keep getting regular mammograms, but new guidelines that suggest otherwise are causing a lot of confusion and anger. hospitals say it some women are canceling their appointments. according robinson picks up this debate. >> there are three ways to do a breast exam operation. >> what age to get a mammogram? there are confusions after the new guidelines say to wait until age 50. >> it is ridiculous. >> this woman fills the result of a funded task force will leave many to wait until a is too late. some doctors say the panel based their results on insurance and politics. >> it is the beginning of rationing care. >> for years women have been told early detection is key. the survival rate is 90% if breast cancer is detected early. -- the survival rate is 98%. they even say the same is true for self exams, all this based on research done over th
, especially if the obama care package passes. endorsed by some obama officials. weed out the younger people sick with cancer. the older ones will die from someone else anyway, which is idiotic, paranoid, and radically, cynically right? that last bit is a bit cynical, especially since the secretary of health and human services says that panel was actually appointed by then president george w. bush. we always want your e-mails and your ideas. the address, mailbag@wusa9.com. >> i'll be back tonight with anita brikman. wusa9.com is always on. bye. - five dollars for a sub! - but no drink? no chips? man, that's roughing the wallet. now this is the total package. the $5 madden nfl box. choose from 6 kfc favorites... with a side and a madden nfl cup. unthink... and taste the unsub side of kfc. >>> "entertainment tonight" in high-definition. >> did you think then, even for a second, about aborting that baby? >> sarah palin on her down's syndrome child. her most personal revelations yet. how she broke her mother's heart. >> she broke down crying. >> yeah, yeah, as i would, too. >> we're on the scen
obama is due in washington again later tonight. he left south korea this morning after declaring new steps to get neighboring north korea to give up its nuclear program. president obama spent time with u.s. troops stationed at the osan air base. >>> afghanistan's president happened karzai is promising to deal with corruption in his government. karzai was sworn in to his second five-year term in office earlier this morning. after widespread fraud in the august election, karzai had been bracing for a runoff when his opponent dropped out. president karzai unveiled a major crimes unit and anticorruption policy. afghanistan has been named the second most corrupt country. >>> 16 people have been killed in an explosion outside of pashawar. dozens more are wounded. the suicide bombing is the latest in a wave of violence in that city in retaliation for an army offensive against the taliban in the nearby afghan border region. >>> secretary of defense robert gates is expected to announce plans for a review of the ft. hood, texas shootings which left 13 people dead. it will look to see if any wa
riddled with fraud, karzai's top competitor refused to participate in a runoff. president obama still is deciding whether to send tense of thousands of more troop misto afghanistan. he'd like to see a legitimate government take shape, but experts say that will be a major challenge. >> country ter in-sur against si campaign really does require a legitimate government this place and now here's a government that's been reelected, but not in a fairway and doesn't really have the credibility that it needs to move forward. >> reporter: afghanistan is ranked the second most corrupt country in the world according to a global watch dog organization. earlier this week, karzai unveiled an anti-corruption and major crimes unit, but u.s. officials want to see more. they hope even though the same president had heed the country for the next five years, it will still mean a fresh start. general stanley mcchrystal's recommendation to send up to 40,000 more troops to afghanistan was made in late september. the white house continues to say the president's decision is near. michelle? >> whit johnson in w
and if there were one, he could still be held as an enemy combat. president obama it is good -- president obama is predicting that he will be convicted and executed. it >>> conditions are cloudy, but dry. are there changes overnight? doug hill has a first look at the forecast. >> we have a preview of what is coming on the doppler radar, south and west toward the southern foothills, culpeper, the shenandoah valley. patchy light rain and drizzle, possibly becoming widespread tomorrow. the storm scan gives a clue, south of stanton, coastal plains of north carolina, headed due north. as the cold front slides to the west, are rain chances increase. wake up forecast thursday morning, cloudy skies, 45-50 degrees, like wind and rain possible in many areas, especially for their south of the district. but more to expect in the forecast coming up. >>> a fairfax county man is behind bars after disturbing sex sting. he was arrested at a shopping center near braddock road after the police say he tried to meet a 13-year-old for sex. john gonzalez has the story. >> this is the case of a 13- year-old girl doing
on not making it easy. democrats remain hopeful about their plan. brooke hart has details. >> president obama released a statement saying the reform plan in the senate meets his als. critics are vowing to fight it until the end. utah republican, orrin hatch, says to prepare for a holy war. >> the finish line is really in sight. >> hopes raised in part by numbers. the measure exstents insurance to 94% of eligible americans and cost $848 billion. it promises to cut the deficit. the house republicans say don't believe it. >> the long-term liability are enormous. >> the hot button issues are already generating heat. the measure would enact a medicare payroll tax on americans earning a quarter million dollars or more. it would include a public option. democrats say what is not to like? >> number one, we cover more people. we insurance more affordable. we take away a lot of the abuns lot of reforms we have. >> reams of changes. >> a lot of people should know what is in the bill. >> oklahoma's tom coburn says he plans to read it on the senate floor. >> will it even get there? the majority leader rei
is considered complete without a visit to the great wall of china. today it was president obama's turn to pose for his photo op on the 2,000-year-old landmark, but lurking in the background, as it has throughout obama's tour of asia, is the issue of afghanistan. soon he's expected to announce his decision on the pentagon's request for additional troops. today in china, in aeries of interviews with american television, the president said that his decision will, quote, put us on a path towards ending the war. he went on to say, my preference would be not to hand off anything to the next president. >>> american officials have repeatedly said that the fight against the taliban in afghanistan is inextricably linked with the fight against the taliban in neighboring pakistan. there the pakistani army has been engaged in a 4-week-long offensive against the militants in the province of south waziristan. this week foreign reporters were allowed into the region for a closer look at how the fight is going. this reporter from al jazeera english was one of them. and he has our "lead focus" tonight. >> repor
into the community of nations. >> earlier today, president barack obama talked with allies about fresh punishment against iran for efforts to hold its nuclear weapons pursuits. also at today's meeting, the president addressed his commitment to resolving the free trade agreement between the united states and south korea. president obama is now back on his way to washington. >>> dl lawyers poured over dozens of motions yesterday as the defense and prosecution get ready to make closing arguments today. >> reporter: good morning, megan, closing arguments are set to begin at 9:00 this morning. the jury could start deliberating just before lunch. it was a short day in court yesterday. the defense rested its case an hour after court began. the last to testify was dixon's pastor, reverend frank reid. he characterized her as trustworthy and forthright. as you may recall on tuesday, the judge threw out two of the seven counts against the mayor. the judge must explain to the jury today what they should and shouldn't consider. >> you heard what the state promised they were going to produce. you saw what evap
president obama won't announce his new afghan strategy until after thanksgiving. lara logan is our chief foreign affairs correspondent. lara do u.s. officials and the afghan people believe that hamid karzai can effectively lead afghanistan and even unite it? >> reporter: well, what seems to have happened is karzai's popularity from 2001 has-- you know, he doesn't enjoy the same faith and trust in him that he once had. u.s. officials were very critical publicly for a while there, but they seem to have realized not only is he their best option but he's their only option. for the afghan people it's complicated. karzai has support bu but a grog number of people who despise him. >> couric: i know he has pledged to appoint highly qualified ministers to investigate and rule out graft and corruption. isn't that like the fox guarding the hen house? >> reporter: pretty much. one official said if karzai got rid of corruption in his government he would have to get rid of more than half the government overnight which isn't going to happen. he could take certain steps. his record so far is poor and m
. >>> president obama visits troops on the front lines in asia. that story is coming up. >>> plus, a judge holds a military organization liable for some of the flooding after huck huck. >>> and the shut million astronauts prepare for the big task on the international space station. it is 88 after the hour. >>> in the news now at 9 after the hour, the federal government could now be vulnerable to millions of dollars in claims stemming from hurricane katrina. a judge ruled yesterday the army corps of engineers bears responsibility for some of the flooding in new orleans including the devastating ninth ward. it found they failed to maintain the navigation channel. >>> president obama left south korea this morning after declaring new steps to get neighbor north korea to give up its nuclear weapons. before taking off, the president visited with troops at the oban air base. he will return to washington later tonight. >>> "atlantis" astronauts are embarking on the first space walk this morning. they docked with the international space station yesterday. they delivered spare parts to the station and in
and say they'll fight it. president obama released a stement from asia today saying the plan meets his goals. the first votes could happen this weekend. >>> more confusion today for women and cancer groups after the secretary of health and human services speaks out about the controversial new guidelines about when women should get mammograms. >> that they make recommendations looking at a global set of data. what ismportant then is to take those recommendations and put them in a real health care setting with real patients, and every patient is different. every woman is different. >> the task force suggests only women who are at risk for breast cancer should get mammograms before age 50, and then only every two years. many leading cancer groups strongly disagree saying mammograms and early detection save lives. >>> among county teacher is charged today with stealing cash and drugs at gun point. 41-year-old brendan friedman is a biology teacher at cartsburg high school and is accus of holding up a bethesda pharmacy to steal prescription dugs. police tell us he went and robbed a bank afte
this morning, president obama is on his way home but not before meeting with our soldiers on his visit to south korea. overnight the president traveled to osan air base. 28,000 troops are stationed there. the president promised support overseas and here at home. >> give you a clear mission, the equipment and support to get the job done. that's the promise i make to you. as you fulfill your duties, we're going to take care of your families. that's why i asked for increase in pay [cheering and applause] >> reporter: the president also met with south korean president. he vowed to reach a new trade agreement and hold more nuclear talks with north korea. while you slept happened dare sigh began his second term as the president of afghanistan. he calls on his country to take the lead in its own security. secretary of state hillary clinton attended today's swearing in. she was among the dignitaries from 40 nations. president karzai vowed to implement reforms. his term lasts five years. >>> secretary gates attended a funeral for a soldier killed in a ft. hood rampage. today secretary gates is expected
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